YFCU members from clubs in Counties Antrim and Londonderry are continuing to attend a series of cross community workshops with members from local GAA clubs.
The workshops are based on the theme of Dealing with Difference and are facilitated by the Spirit of Enniskillen which is a charity that focuses on bringing together young people from different backgrounds/communities and giving them the opportunity to take part in interactive workshops.
This initiative involves YFCU clubs in Co Antrim and Co Londonderry. Ideally members should be aged 16 – 25 years of age and between 8–10 members from each club can attend on the evening. The workshop will begin at 7.30pm and will last 2 hours with tea/coffee.
Once the series of seven workshops have taken place, up to 15 YFCU members can volunteer to attend a final workshop which will consist of members developing an interactive tool such as a short film/presentation which it is hoped will then be used by YFCU and GAA members to show other club members what the project was all about and encourage them to explore how different communities can work together.
The workshops are facilitated by volunteers from the Spirit of Enniskillen Trust which is an award winning charity based in Belfast established in 1989 inspired by the words of the late Senator Gordon Wilson following the loss of his daughter, Marie, in the 1987 Enniskillen
The timetable for the workshops is as follows:
Tuesday 22nd January, Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim. Clubs: Randalstown YFC and Kells & Connor YFC.
Tuesday 5th February, Loughry. Clubs: Moneymore YFC, Curragh YFC, Dungiven YFC and City of Derry YFC.
Tuesday 26th February, Greenmount. Clubs: Gleno Valley YFC and Straid YFC.
Tuesday 5th March 2013, Greenmount. Clubs: Holestone YFC, Lylehill YFC and Lisnamurrican YFC.
The final day will be held on Saturday 9th March 2013 at Greenmount.
Please contact YFCU HQ on 90 37 07 13 to confirm your club’s attendance.